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September Activity Report for KSP Post 15 in Columbia

During the month of September, there were 18 traffic accidents investigated by the State Police working in the Post 15 area, that serves Russell and 11 other counties in the region. There were two fatal collisions during the month of September in the Post 15 area, This brings our yearly ...

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You Have a Chance to Win a Weekend Getaway

The Lake Cumberland – Russell County Tourist Commission currently has a weekend getaway they are giving to one lucky person. Tourist Director Janette Marson tells us how to get eligible to win. You must be 21 to participate, but other than that everyone has a chance to win.

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State Officials are Pushing the Tobacco Quit Line

Quit Now Kentucky is a statewide telephone service that provides free counseling and support for people who want to stop smoking or using other tobacco products. Shirley Robinson Daulton with the Russell County Health Department and a big advocate against tobacco use spoke to WJRS News about the Quit Line. ...

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Paving Operations on Main Street Should Be Completed Today


The paving had been delayed due to the rain we had in the area. Today’s forecast is calling for near perfect weather conditions with sunshine and the high temperature at 70 degrees. Which should enable crews to finally complete the project. As with the work that’s been completed so far, ...

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A Missing Persons Report has been Filed on a Russell Springs Man


Family and friends as well as local authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding a Russell Springs man that has been missing since last Friday afternoon. 33 year old William Seth Oakes was last seen last Friday afternoon just before 3:00 pm. According to family and friends, no ...

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We Have a Follow Up to the Announcement that the County’s Ambulance Board has Decided to Opt-out of the 911 Inter-local Agreement

The announcement came during Monday night’s Fiscal Court meeting. WJRS News spoke yesterday to Vicki Robertson Shivel who heads the ambulance board, and she had the following statement to release concerning the boards decision to no longer take part in the agreement.

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The American Red Cross is Seeking Volunteers Locally

Everyone who is interested in joining the Red Cross are invited to an educational event full of the basics of Disaster Services with the American Red Cross on Day 1 and how to become a caseworker on Day 2. Prospective volunteers can apply online by visiting For more information ...

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